I am officially out of the prognostication business as of Nov. 22, 2016. I will always remember where I was when I heard the news … just 10 days before the effective date, Judge Amos Mazzant III of the U.S. ...Read More »
And in other news, effective Aug. 1, 2016, fines and civil money penalties for violations of several federal laws and regulations increased significantly. I’ll bet you didn’t know anything about that, did you? Possibly because the implementation of the Federal ...Read More »
The concept of workplace investigations is nothing new to most employers. However, like so many other employer responsibilities, these investigations have become more complex and, if not handled correctly, filled with potential sources of significant liability. Before we go too ...Read More »
The Federal Department of Labor’s Wage-and-Hour Division has been very busy over the past several months, and there are no signs of it slowing down. Days after issuing its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding changes to the “White-collar” exemptions, an ...Read More »
Recently I was sitting at a Business Advisory Council meeting with Shana Baker, Senior Placement Specialist at Rochester Rehab Center, and a group of local Human Resources professionals. We began discussing hiring practices and company applications. A common theme, unsurprisingly, ...
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In June, I wrote an article in anticipation of the federal Department of Labor releasing its proposed changes to Part 541 of the Fair Labor Standards Act regulations; the so-called “white-collar” exemptions. When I wrote, “Updating the White-Collar Exemptions: A ...Read More »
By JESSICA LORD Daily Record Columnist Local companies and organizations worldwide are using social media to enhance and polish their company image. Company branding is everywhere – on business websites, on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook pages, in flashy logos and ...Read More »